ROUND 1: PICK 29 (29TH OVERALL)
Defensive Lineman, Mississippi State
With the secondary being addressed in free agency, cornerback and safety aren’t as high of a need now as they were two weeks ago. That’s why the Chiefs go with Jeffery Simmons in the first round.
Simmons spent three seasons at Mississippi State, racking up 63 tackles (18 for loss), two sacks as junior in 2018. He had five sacks in 2017 and in case you haven’t noticed, the Chiefs need guys who can rush the quarterback.
Simmons has a bit of a murky past, which could be why he fell to the end of the first round. The Chiefs haven’t been a stranger to drafting guys with off the field issues, so this would be another one of those situations.
Simmons also tore his ACL in February. That paired with his issues off the field probably result in him being on the board by the time the Chiefs are ready to make their first round choice.
The Chiefs need help when it comes to stopping the run and Simmons showed he has a knack for tackling. He had 63 last year with 18 of them being for loss.